A woman who falsely claimed that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teen in 1992, appears to be linked to Project Veritas, a right wing organization that uses deceptive tactics to target organizations such as Planned Parenthood with hidden cameras and edited videos.
The woman, identified as Jaime T. Phillips, approached The Washington Post with her fake story, and repeatedly pressed reporters to get their personal opinions on Moore’s candidacy.
The Washington Post has reported on nine women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, including rape, when they were teens.
The newspaper refused to publish her claims, but did catch Phillips walking into the Mamaroneck, New York. offices of Project Veritas on Nov. 27.
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2010 for using a fake ID to enter a federal building, refused to answer questions about the woman:
I am not doing an interview right now, so I’m not going to say a word.
During a follow-up interview, O’Keefe refused to to say if the woman was employed at Project Veritas or if he was working with Moore, Steve Bannon, or Republican strategists.
A spokesman for Moore’s campaign has not responded to questions.
Phillips did not respond to calls to her cellphone, but car remained in the Project Veritas parking lot for more than an hour on Nov. 27.
(Source: The Washington Post)